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The right to take time off for Antenatal Appointments: Episode 7

Family Friendly and Parental Rights

Time off to attend up to two antenatal appointments with a pregnant woman

From the 1st October 2014 eligible employees and agency workers will be able to take unpaid time off work to accompany a pregnant woman to two antenatal appointments, and there will also be a protection from suffering a detriment or being dismissed in relation to time off to accompany a woman to prenatal appointments.

In this episode 7 of the Podcast I give you the run down on the changes and all you need to know about employee rights after the 1st October 2014.

Particularly you will learn….

Which employees qualify for the right to time off.

If you have to pay employees for the time off.

How much time they can have off.

The reasons behind the change in law.

The consequences if you get things wrong.

Answers to a couple of ‘odd’ scenario questions.

HR Best Practice Tip

This episode features the benefits of having an appraisal system and how to get started.

Podcast references

In this episode I refer to the other changes taking place on the 1st October 2014. You can read about these here

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